Wooden Legacy brackets
FULLERTON, Calif. -- San Diego State scored the game's first 12 points, and cruised the rest of the way in an 89-52 victory over Sacramento State on the first day of the Wooden Legacy Basketball Tournament in Titan Gym.
The game was the first of three the Hornets (1-4) will play over four days in the bracketed tournament, and Sacramento State will take on Cal State Fullerton on Friday evening at approximately 6:15 p.m. That game will not be televised but will be available via video stream on ESPN3. Both Sacramento State and Cal State Fullerton are in the losers bracket of the tournament after Fullerton fell to Georgia, 64-57, earlier today. Cal State Fullerton is hosting the eight-team event.
San Diego State, which won its third straight while improving to 4-1, will take on Georgia in the winners bracket of the tournament tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. Other Wooden Legacy outcomes today included Saint Mary's beating Harvard, 89-71, and Washington State knocking off Saint Joseph's, 75-71.
Tonight's game was aired live on ESPNU, and marked the first Hornet game on an ESPN platform channel since 2005. Unfortunately, Sacramento State played its worst game of the season, shooting just .358 (19-53) from the field, .261 (6-23) from the 3-point line and .444 (8-18) from the free throw line. The Hornets had just 11 assists compared to 22 turnovers, and were outscored in points off turnovers by a 26-15 margin.
In the first half, Sacramento State scored just 14 points and went into the break trailing, 49-14. The 14 points tied for the second lowest output in a half during the program's Div. I era (1991-pres.). In that first half, the Hornets were ice cold, shooting 6-of-26 from the field, 0-for-13 from the 3-point line and 2-of-8 from the free throw line with two assists and 13 turnovers.
Sacramento State got better in the second half, getting outscored by just two points (40-38). However, the first half damage had been done and San Diego State led by double figures the final 37:33 of the game.
San Diego State's 89 points were easily the most allowed by the Hornets all season, as 72 by Colorado State in the season opener had been the previous season high. The Aztecs shot .475 (29-61) from the field, .400 (10-25) from the 3-point line and .778 (21-27) from the free throw line. San Diego State had a 50-26 advantage in rebounding, and nine steals.
Hornet forward Justin Strings finished with team highs in points (10) and rebounds (7), as the fourth-year senior scored in double figures in his 25th consecutive game dating back to last year. Kevin Hicks (2-for-5 from the 3-point line) added eight points and Jeff Wu had seven points and two assists without a turnover. Joshua Patton had five points, four rebounds and a pair of blocked shots.
All 12 healthy Sacramento State players appeared in tonight's game, which included junior Cristian Perez and freshman Jamion Wright scoring their first points as a Hornet.
Four San Diego State players scored in double digits, comprised of Devin Watson (12), Matt Mitchell (11), Trey Kell (11) and Jeremy Hensley (10).
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February 17, 2018 STRINGS ACHIEVES HUGE MILESTONE; MEN’S HOOPS FALLS TO WEBER STATE
February 16, 2018 MEN'S BASKETBALL HOSTS WEBER STATE ON SATURDAY FOR WHITEOUT THE NEST
February 9, 2018 MEN'S HOOPS PLAYS AT MONTANA ON SATURDAY NIGHT
February 7, 2018 MEN'S BASKETBALL LOOKS FOR SERIES SWEEP OF MONTANA STATE ON THURSDAY
February 3, 2018 MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS AT HOME TO IDAHO
February 2, 2018 MEN'S BASKETBALL HOSTS IDAHO ON SATURDAY NIGHT AT 7 PM
January 26, 2018 MEN'S HOOPS CONCLUDES ROAD TRIP SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT PORTLAND STATE
January 20, 2018 MEN’S BASKETBALL DROPS SECOND GAME OF ROAD TRIP TO IDAHO STATE
January 19, 2018 MEN'S HOOPS PLAYS AT IDAHO STATE ON SATURDAY NIGHT
January 18, 2018 LATE RUN DOOMS MEN’S BASKETBALL IN LOSS TO WEBER STATE
January 17, 2018 MEN'S HOOPS OPENS ROAD TRIP ON THURSDAY AT WEBER STATE
January 12, 2018 MEN'S BASKETBALL TO HOST MONTANA STATE ON SATURDAY FOR KIDS DAY
January 11, 2018 MONTANA USES BIG SECOND HALF TO BEAT MEN’S BASKETBALL, 78-66
January 10, 2018 MEN'S HOOPS BACK IN THE NEST ON THURSDAY VS. MONTANA AT 7 P.M.
January 3, 2018 MEN'S HOOPS PLAYS FIRST BIG SKY ROAD GAME THURSDAY AT IDAHO
January 2, 2018 STRINGS RECEIVES BIG SKY PLAYER OF THE WEEK ACCOLADES
January 1, 2018 STRINGS NAMED THE NATIONAL MID-MAJOR PLAYER OF THE WEEK
December 29, 2017 MEN'S HOOPS OPENS BIG SKY PLAY AT HOME SATURDAY VS. PORTLAND STATE
December 23, 2017 MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS AT HOME TO UC SANTA BARBARA, 82-72
December 22, 2017 MEN'S HOOPS HOSTS UC SANTA BARBARA ON SATURDAY IN FINAL NON-LEAGUE GAME
December 21, 2017 MEN’S HOOPS FALLS TO PORTLAND, 80-75, IN GOLDEN 1 CENTER MATCHUP
December 20, 2017 MEN'S HOOPS PLAYS PORTLAND AT THE GOLDEN 1 CENTER ON THURSDAY AT 5:30 PM
December 18, 2017 MEN'S HOOPS BACK AT HOME TUESDAY VS. CSUN
December 9, 2017 MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS AT BOISE STATE
December 3, 2017 MEN'S BASKETBALL TO PLAY SAINT MARY'S ON THE ROAD MONDAY NIGHT
November 24, 2017 BACK AND FORTH GAME GOES FULLERTON’S WAY IN 68-63 WIN OVER MEN’S HOOPS
November 23, 2017 MEN’S BASKETBALL DROPS FIRST ROUND WOODEN LEGACY GAME TO SAN DIEGO STATE
November 21, 2017 UC DAVIS USES LATE RUN TO EVENTUALLY BEAT MEN’S BASKETBALL
November 20, 2017 MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYS UC DAVIS ON TUESDAY AT THE GOLDEN 1 CENTER
November 17, 2017 MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS ON THE ROAD AT SAN FRANCISCO
November 16, 2017 MEN'S BASKETBALL BACK ON THE ROAD FRIDAY NIGHT AT SAN FRANCISCO
November 8, 2017 MEN’S BASKETBALL SIGNS DAMIEN HIGH SCHOOL GUARD ELIJAH McCULLOUGH
November 7, 2017 MEN'S HOOPS OPENS REGULAR SEASON FRIDAY AT COLORADO STATE
October 23, 2017 GRAVES OUT FOR THE SEASON WITH INJURY
October 17, 2017 MEN’S BASKETBALL RELEASES ITS 2017-18 SCHEDULE
September 18, 2017 BOISE’S CENTURYLINK ARENA TO HOST BIG SKY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT FROM 2019-22
August 24, 2017 HORNSBY SIGNS CONTRACT TO PLAY PROFESSIONALLY IN GERMANY